by Philip Ridley


On the surface, Steven has everything. A beautiful wife, a successful business, and brand-new home. But beneath this glittering veneer lies a monstrous secret...


This fascinating and highly-praised new play by Philip Ridley received its first performance in the Soho Theatre, London in May 2007. White Horse Theatre presents Leaves of Glass for the first time in Germany.



Photos of 'Leaves of Glass'



Extract from the script 'Leaves of Glass'

Barry: You've always known how to make money, ain't you, brov.
Steven: ...I've worked hard, yes.
Barry: I know you feel it.
Steven: Feel what?
Barry: Fuck, Steve, it's about time. That's what I'm saying.
Steven: I don't know what you –
Barry: We've got to talk about it.
Steven: About what?
Barry: Jesus, Steve, don't.
Steven: Every time you fuck up you give me this...this...Like it's my fault.
Barry: Do you think it's your fault?

by John Osborne


The play that changed the direction of British theatre...

Look Back in Anger gives a voice to the feelings of the new generation in postwar Britain – an anger that can still be felt in the street-riots of 2011.

Four young people rebel against the values of the establishment – and by living out their anger, they drive each other towards madness.



Photos of 'Looking Back in Anger'



Extract from the script 'Looking Back in Anger'

Jimmy: Nobody can be bothered. No one can raise themselves out of their delicious sloth. You two will drive me round the bend soon - I know it, as sure as I'm sitting here. I know you're going to drive me mad. Oh heavens, how I long for a little ordinary human enthusiasm. Just enthusiasm - that's all. I want to hear a warm, thrilling voice cry out Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I'm alive! I've an idea. Why don't we have a little game? Let's pretend that we're human beings, and that we're actually alive. Just for a while. What do you say? Let's pretend we're human. Oh, brother, it's such a long time since I was with anyone who got enthusiastic about anything.

by William Shakespeare


Three witches tell the warrior Macbeth that he will be king of Scotland. Can he simply sit back and wait for the prophesy to be fulfilled – or should he follow his wife’s advice and kill the present king?
Macbeth’s decision to take his fate into his own hands and murder Duncan leads him to power and fame; but it also leads to further murders, to war, to madness and despair, to the disintegration of the country and of the natural world order.


White Horse Theatre's abridgement of the play, in which the whole story is told by the witches, brings out all the macabre horror of this fascinating tale. Shakespeare's original language is retained, and at the same time the play reveals a frightening relevance to the corruption and power-struggles between war-lords that dominate many parts of the contemporary world.



Photos of 'Macbeth'



Extract from the script 'Macbeth'

Three Witches: When shall we three meet again,
In thunder, lightning or in rain?
When the hurlyburly's done
When the battle's lost and won.
That will be ere the set of sun.
Where the place?
Upon the heath.
There to meet with Macbeth
A drum! a drum!
Macbeth doth come.
The weird sisters, hand in hand
Posters of the sea and land,
Thus do go about, about:
Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine,
And thrice again, to make up nine.
Peace! - the charm's wound up.